Associate Officer – Information Analyst

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021).

Under the direct supervision of Team Leader of the FIOC of the Unity State Field Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
• Providing situational awareness of Unity State, South Sudan, through the compilation of daily reports;
• Reviewing all UN and non-UN information sources for drafting daily situation-al/operational reports on a 24/7 basis;
• Submitting the daily report through the FIOC Team Leader to the Joint Operations Center;
• UNMISS headquarters in Juba for synthesis into external and internal situation-al/operational information;
• Preparing analytical and technical briefings, reports, profiles and trend analyses on issues in Unity State, South Sudan;
• Drafting Flash and Incidents Reports and any necessary updates, to meet the need for speedy and increased information flow in response to a significant event or during an emergency, crisis or
rapidly deteriorating situation;
• Ensuring that relevant written inputs are prepared for appropriate mission reports;
• Collecting, collating and verifying reports from sections of the UNMISS Field Office in Unity;
• Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, social and security is-sues;
• Monitoring and gathering information on events or incidents that may affect the implementation or the safety of the Mission and its mandate;
• Managing information to ensure its accessibility and utility;
• Contribute to the DPKO database SAGE through the provision of inputs and coordination with sections of the UNMISS Field Office in Unity and the Joint Operations Center at UNMISS headquarters in
• Performing other related duties as required.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
• Professional support provided to the Head of Field Office of Unity State through the UNMISS FIOC Team Leader, including a well-functioning, arranged and maintained office;
• Timely and accurate reports, which in the description of any event, incident or development, address to the extent possible the questions of Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?’;
• Capacity for operational coordination in South Sudan developed and built;
• Professional reporting, writing and analytical skills;
• Maintained and efficient database of all returns and numbers important for future operational planning and identification of specific patterns;
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that
mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

• Integrity and professionalism
• Accountability
• Commitment to continuous learning
• Planning and organizing
• Teamwork and respect for diversity
• Communication
• Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently
• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

relevant work experience;

Previous experience in a joint operation centre or joint mission analysis cell would be an advantage;

Background in Military and or Police Operations is desired;

Must have advanced skills in English drafting and report writing, analytical skills, databases, and presentation software as well as other electronic media;

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;

Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;

Sound security awareness.

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. On arrival in Juba accommodation will be on a share basis. Ablutions will also be shared. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non – family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential.

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